1st ODI, Southampton, Jun 16 2012, West Indies tour of England
(33.4/48 ov, target 287)172
England won by 114 runs (D/L method)
player of the match
Ian Bell
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• The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Bell's comeback hundred sets up comfortable victory

Ian Bell's comeback hundred set up England for a comprehensive victory in the first one-day international against West Indies

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Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
England288/6(50 overs)
Ian Bell126 (117)
West Indies172/10(33.4 overs)

7pm: Time for the presentations. West Indies captain, Darren Sammy: "We didn't get the runs. It was a pretty good wicket and Ian Bell played a good innings but we backed ourselves to get the runs. No one went on like Bell, unfortunately. In 2007 we lost the first game at Lord's very badly but we came back to win the series 2-1 so we hope we can come back again. Dwayne Smith played very well in the IPL and his form has continued. Hopefully Chris Gayle will be fit for Tuesday but we will assess all the guys before then."

England captain, Alastair Cook: "It was a really good performance from the lads, Ian at the top of the order did really well, he and Trotty played very well. It was a fantastic knock from Ian and close to 300 is hard to chase on any ground. Being hyper-critical we could have got a few more runs and Smith played well at the start for them but Bresnan took quick wickets and we got back into it."

Man of the Match, Ian Bell: "I really enjoyed it, it was nice to go out there and play some shots at the top of the order. Nerves can be a good thing, some butterflies in the stomach, I've played well in the Tests and wanted to continue that. This is a big ground, so if you can't hit fours and sixes, you have to runs the ones and twos. I've been playing good cricket in Tests, I've got some confidence from that and it's good to transfer it over. The bowlers again did fantastically and it was a really good effort to get them out for that score."

Right, that's us signing off for today. Gnasher's match report is in and there'll be more content up on the series hompage shortly. We'll be back in action for the second ODI from The Oval on Tuesday. Hope to see you then ...

Bresnan's fourth wicket completes a 114-run win for England, which puts them 1-0 up in the three-match series. We've said it before but Alastair Cook's side are certainly good in English conditions - which, being English, is handy. West Indies' batting line-up had been rightly lauded before the series but, after a renaissance innings from comeback kid Ian Bell, the home bowlers carried the day. What sort of havoc Chris Gayle might have caused we can only wonder at ...

And at roughly the same moment that West Indies finally succumbed in Southampton, Pakistan completed their collapse in Colombo. Something about a race to the bottom springs to mind.

Bresnan to Narine, OUT

and there she blows, Narine nicks off and the West Indies schooner is finally scuttled. Bresnan put it on a good length, the batsman played at it indeterminately and Kieswetter plunged to his left to grasp the catch

Sunil Narine c †Kieswetter b Bresnan 0 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Bresnan to Narine, no run

good length, outside the line of off, Narine hangs back and defends

Bresnan to Narine, no run

angled in towards the stumps and defended

Bresnan to Narine, no run

round the wicket, length ball seaming away from the left-hander, no stroke

Narine, the last man in, will face Bresnan first up. Two slips in place

end of over 332 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 172/9CRR: 5.21 • RRR: 7.67 • Need 115 from 15 overs
Darren Bravo8 (13)
Sunil Narine0 (0)
Graeme Swann4-0-21-2
Tim Bresnan7-0-34-3
Swann to Bravo, no run

length ball, nudged away on the off side

Swann to Bravo, no run

flatter delivery, on the stumps, defended

Swann to Bravo, no run

beats the outside edge with one that turns around off

Swann to Rampaul, OUT

gives it some air, enticing Rampaul, who slog-sweeps straight to deep midwicket. The end is nigh. The end of this match, I mean. I know there are some dark clouds around but I don't think the apocalypse is imminent

Ravi Rampaul c Trott b Swann 9 (10m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90
Swann to Rampaul, 2 runs

tossed up and turning away, opens the face and nibbles it fine past Kieswetter for a couple

Swann to Rampaul, no run

round the wicket, flighted delivery, defended back down the track from in front of the stumps

end of over 326 runs
WI: 170/8CRR: 5.31 • RRR: 7.31 • Need 117 from 16 overs
Darren Bravo8 (10)
Ravi Rampaul7 (7)
Tim Bresnan7-0-34-3
Graeme Swann3-0-19-1
Bresnan to Bravo, no run

length, on the stumps and defended

Bresnan to Bravo, FOUR runs

good length and Bravo takes a step, chips over extra-cover for a one-bounce four

Bresnan to Bravo, no run

short ball and Bravo edges out of the way

Bresnan to Rampaul, 1 run

pitched up and sliced in the air through gully

Two slips for Rampaul, bowling over the wicket

Bresnan to Bravo, 1 run

worked through the leg side from a good length ball on the stumps

Bresnan to Bravo, no run

length ball on the stumps, chopped into the off side

end of over 317 runs
WI: 164/8CRR: 5.29 • RRR: 7.24 • Need 123 from 17 overs
Ravi Rampaul6 (6)
Darren Bravo3 (5)
Graeme Swann3-0-19-1
Tim Bresnan6-0-28-3
Swann to Rampaul, no run

on the stumps, nudged to leg

Swann to Rampaul, 2 runs

flighted on the stumps, steps out again and lofts a drive over mid-on, it doesn't have the legs to reach the rope but they pick up a couple

Swann to Rampaul, FOUR runs

tossed up outside off stump and Rampaul clumps this one over midwicket for four

Swann to Rampaul, no run

pushed back down the pitch

Best performances - batsmen
Ian Bell portrait
IR Bell
126 runs (117)
12 fours
1 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
29 runs
2 fours
1 six
Dwayne Smith profile photo
DR Smith
56 runs (44)
6 fours
2 sixes
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
18 runs
1 four
2 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
Tim Bresnan portrait
TT Bresnan
Marlon Samuels
MN Samuels
Match details
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of England
Player Of The Match
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3276
Hours of play (local time)10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15, Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30
Match days16 June 2012 - day match (50-over match)
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Kumar Dharmasena
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Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
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Tony Hill
Reserve Umpire
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Nigel Llong
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe